This course explains state-of-the-art procedures for predicting the load-deformation behaviour of reinforced and prestressed concrete buildings, bridges and other civil engineering structures. It is shown that with a solid understanding of fundamental principles and by employing some powerful but easy-to-use computer programs, engineers can both evaluate the seismic performance of existing structures and treat complex practical design problems for new structures. Topics covered include: review of material properties and principles of engineering beam theory, response of elements subjected to flexure and axial load, elements subjected to shear, the modified compression field theory, strut-and-tie models, use of non-linear finite element models, and design of complex structures.
Prestressed Concrete Structures
- IUSS Pavia
- EE - Earthquake Engineering
- Winter 2002
- MICHAEL P. COLLINS
- Date (from - to):
- 28/03/2002 – 23/04/2002
- Collins, Michael P. and Mitchell, Denis (1991) Prestressed Concrete Structures, Prentice-Hall.